eNVD Livestock Consignments App

The eNVD Livestock Consignments App

09 April 2024

The electronic National Vendor Declaration (eNVD) app is a mobile, offline solution for livestock consignments. The app overcomes connectivity issues by using QR codes to transfer consignment details from producer to transporter, saleyard, feedlot and to the processor, saving time and preventing errors. 

Before using the app, producers are advised to check in with their transporter and receiver, including saleyards and agents, to ensure they are ready to receive digital consignments. For those receivers who still require paper forms, eNVDs can be printed or emailed and sent with your livestock.

The eNVD mobile app means suppliers can: 

  • Complete and transfer livestock consignments offline. 
  • Use QR codes to transfer consignments a producer’s mobile device to a transporter or receiver’s device when there is no internet. 
  • Save time by answering questions once. Details are populated across multiple quality assurance and health declaration forms. 
  • Consignments created on the eNVD web-based platform are also available in the app and vice versa.

What you need to know

The eNVD mobile app provides producers with an offline solution that makes completing consignments faster and easier.

Before using the app, producers are advised to check in with their transporter and receiver, including saleyards and agents, to ensure they are ready to receive digital consignments. For those receivers who still require paper forms, eNVDs can be printed or emailed and sent with your livestock.

With the eNVD app, producers can:

  • Complete and transfer livestock consignment forms offline at the yards
  • Answer questions once – responses can be populated across multiple forms
  • Save time by creating templates for regular livestock movements
  • Keep all your NVD records in one place that is easy to access, especially for audits
  • Consign stock to a transporter or receiver without having to meet them at the yards.

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Digital consignments using eNVD and myMLA offer significant benefits and savings including:

  • No damaged or lost paperwork 
  • Receive consignments ahead of time, direct to your mobile or tablet
  • Receive and handover eNVDs without mobile signal or internet service
  • All required documents are accessible in one place, so you can meet regulatory requirements.

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Digital consignments using eNVD and the mobile app provide significant benefits and savings for processors including:

  • Increased efficiencies for livestock teams, such as avoiding the need to transfer hard copy information to internal systems 
  • Increased completeness of information supplied, as incomplete eNVDs cannot be submitted  
  • Integration with current software and systems, improving data flow  

Insight into consignments ahead of their arrival, enabling earlier and more streamlined management. 

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The eNVD app provides saleyards with a level of ease and efficiency unavailable with traditional paper NVDs:

  • No damaged or lost paperwork
  • Increased efficiencies for livestock teams, such as avoiding the need to transfer hard copy information to internal systems
  • Increased completeness of information supplied, as incomplete eNVDs cannot be submitted
  • Integration with current software and systems, improving data flow
  • Insight into consignments ahead of their arrival, enabling earlier and more streamlined management.

Currently, eNVDs cannot be used for outgoing saleyard consignments.

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The new mobile app for the eNVD system makes the consignment process faster and easier for feedlots. Digital consignments provide: 

  • Insight into consignments ahead of their arrival, enabling earlier and more streamlined management
  • Increased completeness of information supplied 
  • All required documents accessible in one place
  • Labour efficiencies by avoiding transfer of hard copy information to internal systems

Information on all livestock entering or exiting the feedlot can be immediately transferred, thanks to pre-filling from the PIC register and previous consignment records.

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The eNVD app removes issues with traditional NVDs by ensuring all information is delivered as clearly and correctly as possible.

Digital consignments provide: 

  • No damaged or lost paperwork  
  • Increased efficiencies for livestock teams, such as avoiding the need to transfer hard copy information to internal systems 
  • Increased completeness of information supplied, as incomplete eNVDs cannot be submitted  
  • Integration with current software and systems, improving data flow  

Insight into consignments ahead of their arrival, enabling earlier and more streamlined management. 

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Georgina says the eNVD app is simpler to use

“The eNVD app is so much simpler than any other method that we've used for creating consignments. We have been using the eNVD web system for some time now, but I could only fill out my NVDs in the office, whereas the app means I can fill out the eNVD while waiting for a truck to come or literally while I’m talking to the transporter.  

The eNVD app also allows me to be at another property and fill out and assign a consignment even if my farm manager has a consignment going on the same day. I can see straight away if that consignment is on the move or that he's still filling out the consignment details. 

It took a little bit of time for us all to learn how to use the app, but I do hope that more of supply chain gets on board because once you get used to the app it’s so much easier.” 

Georgina Gubbins 
Cattle and Prime Lamb Producer 
Heywood, Victoria 

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FAQs

Receivers who typically view eNVDs through their NLIS account, now need to ensure they have created a myMLA account and linked their NLIS account to see eNVDs. 
 
This function change has come about since ISC updated the eNVD web-based system on 1 March 2024. 
 
Follow this guide to create a myMLA account and link your NLIS account: How to create a new myMLA account and link your accounts.

To ensure a smooth transfer, we advise you check your receiver is using the eNVD app beforehand.

Transporters need to follow a three-step process to receive eNVDs:

  1. Register for a myMLA account
  2. Login and complete the onboarding process
  3. Select 'Yes' to the questions “Are you a Livestock Carrier?”

Guest login: Transporters can also receive and transfer eNVDs offline via the guest login in the app.

Producers can also Email or SMS a PDF copy of the consignment to the transporter.

If the transporter does not accept eNVDs at all, you can download the PDF and print three copies as per usual.

For more info, check out this Share a Consignment guide.

Livestock inspectors and police can use the eNVD mobile app to scan and view eNVDs on their own phone. Transporters will also be able to show a copy of the consignment on their phone. 

A new user ID has been created within the eNVD system allowing an “elevated viewer” access to all draft, submitted and completed consignments. An elevated viewer may be an auditor, someone within the National Residue Survey department, police, state department of agriculture or a system administrator.
 
Police and transport inspectors who have the eNVD app installed can sign in as a "guest" and scan the QR codes to view the consignment details. Alternatively, producers can show auditors consignment details on their own device.  

To download the app and log in for the first time, you will need to have internet access. Digital consignments can be created and transferred while offline. The app needs to be opened with internet connectivity to sync the submitted consignment to the eNVD server and be visible to the receiver.

ISC uses the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) PIC register to populate the name and address details for the PIC. In some cases, we may not have all the PIC details in the PIC register. In these instances, you are required to complete any empty fields. If you are unsure of the destination PIC, it is essential you contact the receiver and confirm this before completing the eNVD as this is unable to be changed after the consignment has been submitted.

The following forms are available using the eNVD:

  • Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration (LPA NVD) for cattle, EU cattle, sheep and lamb, goats and bobby calves
  • Meat Standards Australia (MSA) declaration
  • National health declaration (cattle, sheep and goat)
  • National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (EU, delivery docket, form B).

Providing feedback

ISC is continually reviewing and upgrading features of the eNVD platform to make it even more user-friendly and we welcome your feedback. In addition, users can provide suggestions and feedback on using the eNVD by emailing envd@integritysystems.com.au.

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